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I have gprs built in already and I am using 1-2 call prepaid for normal phone calls. When I bought the phone at Telewiz they set it up for me. Whenever I start GPRS I get the message we will now deduct THB 30 for set up. And THB 30 is really deducted from my normal prepaid phone card.Asking Telewiz to rectify this they said you wanted it, we can not change anymore. If you want to use separate prepaid GPRS services we will have to sell you a new sim card first and then we will install prepaid separate GPRS for you.

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I use a Sony Ericcson K500i... my next phone will also be an SE, good phones all round

totster :o

Totster, Did you buy that phone in Thailand, or elsewhere? May I ask what it cost?

Hi George..

I bought the phone in the UK for the equivilent of approx bt5000.

There are newer better models available now.. namely the K750i which is on sale in the UK for approx bt8000-bt10000

These are available worldwide, the US may be an exception due to the different systems

totster :D

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Hi George..

I bought the phone in the UK for the equivilent of approx bt5000.

There are newer better models available now.. namely the K750i which is on sale in the UK for approx bt8000-bt10000

These are available worldwide, the US may be an exception due to the different systems

totster :o

I just bought a k750i from shop4thai.com for about 15k, little expensive here if those UK prices are correct. Just activated the GPRS service (DTAC) on it. Asked my secretary to do it and what she did was sit down at the computer connect to the DTAC site, entered my phone number and model and a few seconds later got an SMS message that it was now active. Next time will do it myself. :D

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Hi George..

I bought the phone in the UK for the equivilent of approx bt5000.

There are newer better models available now.. namely the K750i which is on sale in the UK for approx bt8000-bt10000

These are available worldwide, the US may be an exception due to the different systems

totster :D

I just bought a k750i from shop4thai.com for about 15k, little expensive here if those UK prices are correct. Just activated the GPRS service (DTAC) on it. Asked my secretary to do it and what she did was sit down at the computer connect to the DTAC site, entered my phone number and model and a few seconds later got an SMS message that it was now active. Next time will do it myself. :D

Good phone right ..? :o

Well... to be honest.. i have depreciated the price slightly from when i was last in UK.. but if you shop around you could prolly get the price I quoted.. the K700i is definately around bt8000 now

totster :D

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Good phone right ..? :D

Fantastic phone. Used to have a SE Z600 (clamshell style) until my wife dropped it into the dog's water dish. :o But this is a significant upgrade to that model.

Well... to be honest.. i have depreciated the price slightly from when i was last in UK.. but if you shop around you could prolly get the price I quoted.. the K700i is definately around bt8000 now

totster :D

Oh well, money spent already but I'm quite happy with it and the wife's not allowed to take it out of the house now. :D

Just realized I made a mistake in my earlier post, ordered it from tohome.com - Did recently see it a little cheaper (14K+) here in Chiangmai.

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Hi George..

I bought the phone in the UK for the equivilent of approx bt5000.

There are newer better models available now.. namely the K750i which is on sale in the UK for approx bt8000-bt10000

These are available worldwide, the US may be an exception due to the different systems

totster :o

By "different systems", I assume you mean a charger with a 110 vs a 220 input, right? The phones are the same, aren't they? I may check some at a store here for that model to see what it costs. If the charger input is the only problem, I can just plug in through a step down transformer, since I'll be bringing a couple with me for some other elecrical items.

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Hi George..

I bought the phone in the UK for the equivilent of approx bt5000.

There are newer better models available now.. namely the K750i which is on sale in the UK for approx bt8000-bt10000

These are available worldwide, the US may be an exception due to the different systems

totster :o

By "different systems", I assume you mean a charger with a 110 vs a 220 input, right? The phones are the same, aren't they? I may check some at a store here for that model to see what it costs. If the charger input is the only problem, I can just plug in through a step down transformer, since I'll be bringing a couple with me for some other elecrical items.

By different systems I mean ....

Where Europe and the majority of the world uses the GSM system at a frequency of 900mhz and 1800mhz, the US without thinking about the future implemented a number of different systems such as CDMA and TDMA, the phones sold that are compatible with these systems are useless outside the US as everyone else uses GSM

The US did later adopt the GSM system as well, but at a different frequency of 1900mhz, so again, alot of GSM phones in the US can only use that frequency and therefore useless outside the US.

The best way to overcome this is purchase a triband handset, which can operate at 900mhz, 1800mhz and 1900mhz.

totster :D

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Not relevant to this thread but I thought I'd share this info -

Bought a Sony Ericsson K750i in the UK just before they brought out the W800 (Same phone but with a Sony Walkman/Ipod thingy built in)

Had a problem with the phone so took it to MBK to get it sorted - as the K750i and W800 are essentially the same handset, they offered to upgrade the firmware whilst they were fixing it and - hey presto - now have the newer W800 version with walkman facilities

Jez

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I have gprs built in already and I am using 1-2 call prepaid for normal phone calls. When I bought the phone at Telewiz they set it up for me. Whenever I start GPRS I get the message we will now deduct THB 30 for set up. And THB 30 is really deducted from my normal prepaid phone card.Asking Telewiz to rectify this they said you wanted it, we can not change anymore. If you want to use separate prepaid GPRS services we will have to sell you a new sim card first and then we will install prepaid separate GPRS for you.

Thats it.

Sorry guys I still don't quite get it:

If I wanna do GPRS with a prepaid 1-2-call SIM do I need to get a special GPRS SIM card to get around this expensive 30 Baht charge for each use?

Where can I get these?

Can anybody recommend a AIS service center or other phone shop in BKK where people speak good English and would know what I need and how to set it up?

Cheers, Ernie.

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You dont pay 30 baht per connection !

Follow these instructions:

Jusat call *138 and press 1 for English. Select your GPRS package and then you will be talked through the set up.

Just make sure you have sufficient credit in your phone for them to deduct the monthly fee (according to which package you select)

You can upgrade the package by calling them but it takes about 12 - 24 hours for the upgrade to go through

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You dont pay 30 baht per connection !

Follow these instructions:

Jusat call *138 and press 1 for English. Select your GPRS package and then you will be talked through the set up.

Just make sure you have sufficient credit in your phone for them to deduct the monthly fee (according to which package you select)

You can upgrade the package by calling them but it takes about 12 - 24 hours for the upgrade to go through

I helped someone set this up a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't remember the *138 at the time (to many Chang's, maybe :o ), so I called the service number....1175 :D . I chose the package (in this case 200 Baht for 60 hours) and the lady said it would take about 15 minutes to set it up. Less than 5 minutes later, it was done and an SMS message confirmed it. :D

Edit: Oh, yea. Udon. I've been using a motorola V555 for about a year now. Cost in Thailand was about 7,500 Baht.

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Can anybody recommend a AIS service center or other phone shop in BKK where people speak good English and would know what I need and how to set it up?

Cheers, Ernie.

As I have said previously... the Telewiz stores are good in my experience.

totster :o

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